Teachers Anthea Penfold: Squashed Anthea was born in 1941 in Guildford, Surrey. She spent her entire school life in residential special schools in Sussex and Kent. More fromAnthea PenfoldA Craft CurriculumCut OffBird TableEnid BlytonI Could Have Shone Here Anthea describes the impact her teacher had on her confidence. https://howwasschool.allfie.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/squashed.mp3TranscriptI just lost confidence. The English teacher was the one who I hated, who was – who came up – who had a very irrational temper and, you know, she just squashed me utterly. Explore more Explore stories by theme or view the timeline of significant events in education for disabled people A selection of other stories... 126 MilesHere Haq describes being sent away from his family. I’m a WriterHere Maresa talks about what she does now The Death of FriendsHere Mark talks about the lack of pastoral support at his school.